Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

Connect

Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Apr
    18
    Green Week Philly
    All Day

    Green Week Philly

    April 18, 2019
    All Day
    Join us in a week-long celebration of events to promote sustainability in the Philadelphia area.

    Green Philly will be hosting the inaugural Green Week from April 18th through April 25th to celebrate organizations that are hosting events which are promoting and educating sustainability to the community


    LEARN MORE: https://www.greenphillyblog.com/philly-events/join-us-for-the-inaugural-green-week-april-18-25/
  • Apr
    24
    Philly Water Bar - Our Finest, on Tap!
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Courtyard at City Hall

    Philly Water Bar - Our Finest, on Tap!

    April 24, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour
    Courtyard at City Hall
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    Philadelphia’s delicious, top quality, and affordable drinking water will be the star at the inaugural Water Bar pop-up, a celebration of the incredible H2O on tap in our city.

    Water Department staff and City officials will toast to Philadelphia tap water as a safe, high-quality, environmentally friendly and affordable beverage for all Philadelphians and provide free pours to any thirsty guests.

    Once all are quenched, we will make official a City Council Tap Water Resolution, honor the inaugural corps of Drink Philly Tap Water Ambassadors (applications closed March 25: https://phillyh2o.info/ambassador) and launch the Philly Water Bar.

    Throughout the spring and summer, the Water Bar will return to the City Hall Courtyard as a pop-up event where you can get fresh free wooder on Thursdays (weather-dependent!).


    LEARN MORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/2295778750473195/?active_tab=about
  • Apr
    24
    Environmental Forum: Philadelphia City Council At-Large Candidates
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

    Environmental Forum: Philadelphia City Council At-Large Candidates

    April 24, 2019
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 hours
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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    There’s a crowded field of candidates running for Philadelphia City Council At-Large in the May 21 primary election. Major environmental issues impacting Philadelphians include climate change, stormwater management, sustainability and public transportation. Find out where each candidate stands on these hot-button issues that involve climate justice, flood control, air quality and more. Free with registration LEARN MORE: https://ansp.org/programs-and-events/events/Details/?eid=23538&iid=66660

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